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About Revival Bar+Kitchen

Revival Bar+Kitchen is serving distinctive, locally sourced, farm-to table, snout-to tail, utterly delicious food for brunch and dinner. The full bar is mixing original, hand-crafted cocktails, and our bar menu is available to satisfy after-the-show appetites.
Brunch features excellent, organic egg dishes, oysters and a rotating menu of Chef Amy's favorite classics--shakshuka, benedicts, fried chicken benedict, and avocado toast!
We have a 40 person private room for everything from business dinners to wedding parties.

The entire dining room is available for meetings and buy outs.

2102 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch : Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-9:30pm , Bar open til 11
Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00, Bar open til 12
Sundays 4:30- 9:30
Late Night Menu Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00-11:00
Weekend Afternoons Bar is open all day through brunch til late
Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4:00-6:00 , Sundays 8pm-close
Check the website for live performance details!

Cross Street:
Addison

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 549-9950

Website:
http://www.revivalbarandkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
We are hosting special events on occasion. Please sign up for our email list (via our website). We will send out announcements a few weeks prior to events. Your email will remain confidential.

Catering:
Revival Bar + Kitchen provides excellent and innovative lunch box catering in downtown Berkeley. We create tasty, and organic menus with generous options for interesting sandwiches, grain salads, vegetable salads, and desserts.

Parking Details:
Street parking may be tight, but there are numerous options for reasonably-priced pay lots within a few blocks. Downtown Berkeley Parking Map link on our website.

Public Transit:
Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.

Executive Chef:
Amy Murray

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Revival Bar+Kitchen features culinary, cocktail, and musical events on occasion. Special Artisan Wine Dinners, and Thematic Farmer Menus are our specialty. Sign up for our email list to get notified. Your email will remain confidential.

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Private Dining

Our private dining room is elegant, quiet, and customizable. Revival offers the finest in local farm-to-table cuisine, a lively wine list featuring vintages from all over the world, and a full bar. We have numerous options for your event, including custom cocktails and menu options.

Revival Bar+Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Seasonal (13)
Romantic (10)
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Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
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Comfort Food (8)
Organic (8)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good Manhattan and accommodating staff. We were in a casual mood and they let us order off the bar menu at a regular table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

At last! A restaurant where you can have a conversation without shouting. Food was good. We chose a few tapas plates to share, which was just fine for pre-theater dining. The taps were much more interesting than the main dinner choices. Good attentive service, and quick when they knew we were going to a play.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food and service. A little pricey. Convenient to Berkeley Rep.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent. There was a power outage before we arrived and the service was very slow at the beginning. We were sitting for 15 minutes before our drink orders were taken. They might need a bit more staff for a Saturday night. Once the waiter started taking care of us the service was fine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

we be great if they can reduce the usage of salt. Meal was too salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Magnificent, local, organic, original food with lovely presentation and service. Terrific cocktails too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Seasonal, Organic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We always have a great time at Revival. It was particularly exciting to see the new seasonal changes in the menu since our last visit a month ago -- the Autumn Mezze plate was outstanding!! The cocktails and food were all first-rate, and the service is both warm and efficient. Thanks everyone! And, needless to say, the monthly burlesque dinner shows are a treat... (and support a great cause, Planned Parenthood). Much love to Kiki La Chanteuse.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a good dinner and the service was excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to other.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Revival has several things that are rare: very good food that is also organic (they should emphasize this more!) in a very pleasant setting with a noise level (between 5 and 7 pm, at least) that allowed my friend and me to talk comfortably. Also: great service, from someone who actually understands why organic is important.
It is less expensive than appears from their online menu - actually I spent half of what I'd expected/feared, as the smaller portion is plenty of food, and I'm a good eater. And then of course there is location, for theater goers. Altogether this restaurant was a great find for me.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff is very knowledgeable and quick. If you are going to a show in the area they will get you in and out in a flash. The food is superb and they always accommodate to any requests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a cal game day and rest was busy BUT all the food came out cool to cold, appetizer came after the entrees. And in general was not a relaxed eve. I miss the flat bread and more small plates

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was my second visit. The first was a private event dinner prior to a Berkeley Rep play, and the second was dinner before another Berkeley Rep production. You can't beat this place for convenience to BART (Downtown Berkeley), and the theater. Also great for Freight & Salvage events. I was slightly disappointed that the great values offered for Happy Hour are at the bar only, so be warned. The dinner menu is a bit expensive but the offerings are sophisticated. We had opted for sit-down full service meal. Tangerine Dream cocktail quite tasty. We chose a chicken liver pate and a delicious cheese from the charcuterie section. Really enjoyed every bit and good to share.Fig and persimmon salad quite nice, if a bit sweet, and the fish entree and and a dish with meaty trumpet (or was it oyster?) mushrooms also hard to fault.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

There were six of us. People trickled in a little at a time and the waiter was fine with that. We were given good recommendations for things to share and a good wine to match. Everyone felt that the small dishes were unique and that the menu lent itself to group sharing, the dinner was special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very hospitable and great service! The food was not the greatest ever, but the convenience to Berkeley Rep can't be beat. We had the Mezze app which was good to taste a few different things. I have the squash and my husband had the fish. Both were solid presentations and flavors went well together. The cocktails were probably the shinning star of the evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service, good food, happy people!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was inventive and tasty, it reflected current California cuisine creativity

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have eaten here 3 times in two weeks! So close to berkeley rep !

Great mussels! Great martini. Melt in your mouth ribs. Mouthwatering desserts

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love Revival, but since we came as part of the pre-theater crowd, it seemed like the staff was overburdened. The food was, as usual, wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

There were good ingredients and the lamb shank was quite good. The persimmon/fig salad had great ingredients but there were only 5 small slices of persimmon on a large salad and tons of endive so it felt out of balance especially calling it a persimmon salad.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Been twice. One very good except bar service was extremely slow

Second dinner. Tuesday. Still terrible Bar service. Next table could not order alcohol free beer. Several menu items not available for our 6:15 reservation. Decent hamburger. Cold terrible fries with burger. Poor service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service was very slow. The restaurant was full, and apparently didn't have enough servers. Food was OK.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a 5:30 reservation on a Sunday night before Berkeley Rep and apparently so did everyone else. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table to be cleared and set up, as they were short handed on staff. We ordered almost immediately but waited 45 minutes for our food. The kitchen was backed up and unable to handle the pre theater rush. Either the restaurant gets more staff or staggers the reservation times. What we experienced resulted in all of us saying we would not go back before Berk. Rep. Had to rush through the meal and had to talk very loudly to be heard by others at our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Disappointed with service. Half the food came out for 3 people and the other 3 waited at least 10-15 minutes. My French toast was burned but no time to wait for another one. Overpriced I know now why it was empty when we walked in at 11:45 am on a Sunday. Won't be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I made a dinner reservation for 10 people after a show at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The food was good, but our server was terrible! She was not attentive to our group, snippy when we asked questions or needed something, in in general not customer service oriented. We had to wait 15 minutes to get our menus because they had to be printed and copied and we had to wait fifteen minutes on the back end of our meal o he our check. The bill my boyfriend and I shared with another couple had several errors and it took us a while to settle up the bill. We would not have given her a 20% gratuity if it wasn’t included on our bill. I shared my feedback with the manager Dan about the good and bad of our dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Terrible service. Had to ask for waitperson twice before she came after we sat at our table for nearly 15 minutes. Waited another 15 for drinks to arrive. Forgot husband’s dinner and it didn’t come until rest of table was almost done with meals. No offers to comp meal or apologies for sloppy service. Unfortunately, 15% included in bill, although was not earned. If I could give less than 1 star for service I would. I have been to Revival a number of times and service has always been spotty. Service this last time was inexcusably bad. Told the waitperson and she could have cared less.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Although its a noisy restaurant, its possible to find tables where you can carry on a conversation without screaming. We like this restaurant for pre-theatre. The service is prompt and they have a variety of options on the menu, which changes frequently. I'll add that the flourless chocolate cake is delicious. I need a dairy, bean, onion and gluten free menu--yikes--and the server and kitchen does a terrific job of accommodating that combination.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were going to a show at the Berkeley Rep and some friends said you've GOT to go to Revival Kitchen it's fabulous... so we did. Maybe we hit an off night- I had the mussels and the broth was delicious, but the mussels were almost non-existent. There were plenty of them, but when I opened them there were two plump ones and the rest were strings. I felt as if I had bread and broth for dinner. My sister had the pumpkin and trumpet mushrooms for $26.00. The waitress described it to us saying it was delicious, but the dish didn't fit her description. WE couldn't quite figure out why it was so expensive - maybe it was the mushroom??? It was very loud- but we have come to expect that when we go out. Our waitress was delightful.
The place was packed so it must be good... we just didn't have a great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great, but the service was sketchy at best. I think the waiter didn't want to help me because my friend was late, or possibly because I am a woman. It was incredibly frustrating. They need to get it together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went to Revival before seeing show at Berkeley Rep. it was very convenient and food was nicely prepared. Lively atmosphere; a bit loud but we weren’t there to linger. Met our needs and would return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

On this, the third visit, the experience was unhappy. In spite of identifying time constraint (we arrived shortly after 5 and the Berkeley Rep performance starts at 7), we were not served our main dish till 6:20. The appetizers were, as usual, terrific, the rest OK at a price that was a bit on the high side. The waitstaff managed, but the kitchen is no longer up the task.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Conveniently located for going to Berkeley Rep, we had a very nice brunch before our matinee performance. Food and service were good, as expected from past experiences.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great pre-theater meal with lots of interesting menu options! Fun environment and very attentive, helpful wait-personnel who cater to theater crowd.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

All good, but kitchen very slow pre-show dining. Almost had to rush eating to make curtain

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was with 7 other people and all of them loved the restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

WE have been going to Revival fairly often lately, since it's so convenient for pre-theater or concert dining. We've found the service a little inconsistent, but genuine. Last week, they were out of sweet vermouth, which we found weird. Otherwise, the cocktails are good. The food quality has been a little inconsistent as well: we had the kale salad and the fried calamari two weeks in a row (I know we are a little boring). The first time, the kale salad was to die for, and the calamari was OK. This time, the kale salad was OK and the calamari were excellent. This week we ordered the "famous" pork chop. My husband and I split it, since it truly is a huge portion. Our friend ordered it as well -- his was cooked to perfection. Ours a little over cooked.
All in all, we will continue to go, simply because it does have a really good "vibe" and the food is good overall. It would be nice if both the service and the food quality were a little more consistent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 9, 2017

After having eaten several times at Revival, Sunday at 5:30 was a miserable time to visit there. The service was slow and it was super loud for so few people dining. ALso, they were out of a lot of things on the menu. There were women in the bar who were wasted and super loud for a long time making it difficult to enjoy a meal with the family. I'm surprised the manager didn't quiet the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Have had better meals here. Watermelon salad was lackluster, cod overcooked and service mediocre. Great location for pre theatre,

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service at brunch before a show was a bit slow but very friendly waitstaff. Food was excellent and abundant. We'll be back.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food is good and beautifully plated, the restaurant is a combination of cool/hip and comfortable/retro, and the ingredients were surprising and fresh. The service was good, and just right for our pre-Zellerbach experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had reservations asked for a table by the window didn't get it and when asked not much reply. It took about 10 mins for a waitress to appear and Hand us a menu. Who we found out wasn't our waitress as our waitress came to fill water glasses not saying a word to us. Never heard about specials. Food was ok...pork belly ok not much flavor watermelon salad good not much watermelon, kale salad good, portions too small and very pricey..$60 for 2 people no alcohol drinks. We are not big eaters but we tried. Went before going to freight and salvage for a concert. Won't make that mistake again..Jupiter's great, Eureka will try next time.

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